Sep 05, 2006

Seagate Hosts Forum in Seoul on Maximizing Data Management

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the world's leading supplier of hard disc drives, together with its manufacturing representative in Korea, Ocean Technology Co. Ltd., will host a forum titled "What Drives You?" on the subject of Maximizing Data Management. The forum, targeted at system integrators and value added resellers (VARs), will educate channel partners about the diverse applications for which multi-drive, high capacity systems featuring Seagate Barracuda ES hard drives are suitable. The seminar will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2006 in Seoul.

"In our ongoing dialogue with channel partners, VARs and resellers, we are seeing a tremendous need for better data management capabilities, and a deeper understanding of the best solutions to meet specific customer needs," said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director for APAC. "Our Barracuda ES family of hard drives is designed to be at the core of today's most robust and reliable data management solutions. The Barracuda ES drive provides a significant boost in capacity and reliability that far exceeds prior generations in meeting the need for cost-effective, Disk Array/WB server storage."

At the educational forum, Seagate will showcase applications where its Barracuda ES hard drive combines the highest capacity available with enterprise features demanded in 'multi-drive' capacity-intensive configurations, ideal for low cost-per-GB business storage solutions. Additional topics that will be discussed include serial ATA and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface technologies.

With mission-critical enterprise storage continuing to drive core business server and storage needs, the digital revolution is challenging businesses of all sizes with storing, managing and protecting vast amounts of data. The Seagate Barracuda ES hard drive enables cost-efficient business-critical 'infrastructure' build-out, delivering the largest capacity hard drive to datacenters. The Barracuda ES drive targets storage solutions for today's fastest growing applications, including maximum capacity servers, rich media content, reference and compliance data, and data protection schemes such as disc-to-disc, virtual tape, snapshots and virtualization.

With SATA capacities up to a massive 750GB, the Barracuda ES powers RAID sub-systems and external storage solutions, supporting 50% more capacity within the same system form factor.

The 7200-RPM Barracuda ES drive delivers increased reliability and features Rotational Vibration Feed Forward (RVFF) technology to sustain performance when placed in closely packed multi-drive system environments. Engineered to deliver the best Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating possible, Seagate has also added Workload Management, a feature that helps protect the hard drive when thermal temperatures begin rising due to sustained heavy workloads, helping to keep drives and systems cool, increasing the reliability and longevity of the Barracuda ES drive.

The Barracuda ES drive is offered in a 3Gbit Serial ATA (SATA) version that includes Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and 8/16MB cache. With best-in-class storage density using perpendicular recording technology, the Barracuda ES drive is offered in capacities of 250, 400, 500, and 750GB. The Barracuda ES drive is also available in a 2Gbit FC version in capacities of 400 and 500GB.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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